First of all, any of you all "HATING" Chico need to take a step back and relax. In today's day and age when athletes refuse to tie their own shoes because they're coddled like no one's business, Chico's sense of "homer-ism" and being down-to-earth and genuine is quite refreshing.
It puts a face and personality, not to mention, helps normal JOES like me and you relate to a business that we have no business relating to.
Granted, perhaps his "technical" ability as an actual commentator isn't something destined for a broadcasting manual at Boston University, however, he more than makes up for it with his, well, you know, - COLOR! When the Devils are sucking @ss, I look no further than to hear what Chico has to say about it. He is critical about the team, with a great degree of candor, but does it with a smile on his face.
I am a Chico fan forever, and so if someone dares to knock him, they need to go through me first! :-)
But, if Chico indeed is leaving on his own terms, for which I wish him the best of times and peace growing old with his wife, this would be my shortlist for replacements:
Long Shot Considerations (for giggles):
1. Marty Lyons
2. Mike Francessa
3. Cam Janssen
4. Scott Gomez
5. Ilya Kovalchuk
6. Gary Thorne
1. Martin Brodeur
2. Jim Dowd
3. Ken Daneyko
4. Kevin Weekes
5. Brian Rafalski
Get Rid OF:
1. Matt Laughlin
2. Steve Cangelosi
Edited by Mitico12, 15 October 2013 - 04:28 PM.